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Paparazzi Purge

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This page is a walkthrough for the Grand Theft Auto III Story Mission, Paparazzi Purge. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to taking out the Reporter.

Read the letter from Asuka to begin this mission.

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You’ll acquire $10,000 for completing this mission.

How to take down the reporter

Once you’ve dealt with the FBI Operation in Staunton Island, return to Asuka’s Home and you’ll find a letter waiting for you. Upon reading it you’ll discover that she’s currently away with Maria, but there’s a reporter getting too involved with the Yakuza and wants you to eliminate him.

(1 of 2) Take the Police Boat from the dock

Take the Police Boat from the dock (left), and race after the speed boat and continue shooting it. (right)

Head down to the dock a press Triangle/Y to commandeer the Police Boat, then follow the marked speed boat and once you get close enough hold L1/LB to fire upon it. After the damage bar on the right side of your screen reaches the end it’ll explode and the mission will come to a close.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms,
    Android, iOS, PC
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    10 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    29 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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